Saturday, September 26, 2009

Your Shepherds staff comforts me...

Shalom! I really ponder if any one reads this anymore. Hm. :) I really don't care, I am just going to write what is on my mind. I've been listening to some Jon Foreman, and I absolutely love his lyrics. Doesn't get much better than those. the song "House of God forever"...simply beautiful!!!
I'm memorizing 1 Corinthians 13 with Mari. I have been doing this thing to help me memorize, where I just write one verse on the palm of my hand so I will see it all the day long :]

Deut. 6:6-9 (ESV) And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. [7] You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. [8] You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. [9] You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Now, it just has been on my heart lately to take scriptures and get them remembered in my head. If they're not on my heart, I could never teach them diligently to my children one day. I love how it says to talk about them while sitting down and walking by the way, when we're laying down and when we wake up. Augh! I want to be that. I want to have God's Words so in my mind that its the main thing I talk about, because that would reflect my love for the Lord even more! Amen. :]
So when it says they shall be frontlets between your eyes, and God was telling them to write them on the doorposts on their houses, it was for them to always have His words on their mind, and in their hearts. I just love that scripture!!! So, pray for me. Pray God helps me with this memorizing and that I do it with all the diligence I have in me. I can't take a breathe without God giving in to me, so He deserves everything within myself.

Love always,
Kayla :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dear Theodore Garvey

I keep writing blog posts and getting two sentences in, and deleting it. I guess my life is just so exciting, I can't sit still and contain myself into collective thoughts. Yeah, that's it :) it seems God is still just teaching me one day at a time and shaping me with things He's already been doing in my life. It's almost like I keep learning the same line of things, or being reminded of them anyway, over again; such as Patience, perseverance, long-suffering, diligence, love; things of that nature. I was reading Malachi 3, great chapter. I've read it a few times lately. It's so neat that when we give God our all financially, spiritually,physically, emotionally-all our whole self, He opens the flood gates and blesses us beyond belief! I see it happening within me. Even within tithing more than required, God sends this huge boat of blessing and you can't help but smile and praise God over again. :)

You may wonder what the title of this is about, I wrote my friend a love letter as a joke to make her laugh, and I signed his name Theodore Garvey :)
I am a great friend huh! haha. Better go!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

<3 I will praise You in the waiting.

Well everyone knows about me waiting for my results to check up on the heart :) I wasn't going to make a entry about it, but I've felt led to. so here goes somethin' ... =]

I feel so at peace with my life right now. But there are moments where I don't want to wait, just like everyone else. I know God's taken care of me all my life, and He wont stop 22 years later. He loves me a lot. Ultimately I want everything I do, big or small, to give God credit. He's done so much for me. So while kind of laying back unsure (not confused) of God's plan, I opened my Bible up to James 5:16 and it says..
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

I memorized that verse off the bat. I wanted that verse to stick with me all day long, and that verse has popped into my head for days bringing me much comfort. I fixed the strings on the guitar and picked it up again (though I'm not at all a "well-playing" guitarist), God spoke to my heart and I was able to come so close to Him; like a child sits on his/her fathers lap. I was able to write lyrics and here they are:

Take my selfish heart, O God, make me new God, make me new
Take my faith God; it's weak, let me ride on Your wings
Give Your presence God, to me, let me know You wont leave
Heal my heart God, heal me, let my life bring You glory...

So I put those lyrics to a few chords on the guitar (G,Em, and D,C). It was so nice being able to give my worried thoughts back to God in a worshipful way. I can be so selfish in giving *everything* to God. It's so easy to say we're giving our all but to really mean it and follow through when God could use you, is a totally different story.
I hope you find encouragement in this and God is glorified ultimately :) He's amazing. We serve a power, faithful, loving God.
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. -Isaiah 40:28

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. -Isaiah 40:31

May God work through you and use you to further His Kingdom :)

Love always,Kayla

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

off to neverland to find pete!

hey all you bloggers.
just thought i would give a little update on my life. i went to the big ticket festival last thursday and we got back home on sunday. it was alot of fun! i have some photos but i left my camera in someones car up there, unfortunately, and will get it mailed back to me soon.. and should be able to post some photographs! yay.
i'm reading this book called probing through philippians, and another book that i have not started yet, by theodore epp. looks really good! so yesterday i was reading psalm 101. ill put a little highlight from something i am focusing on in my life, from this goes something :)
"i will sing of lovingkindness and justice, to You o Lord, I will sing praises. i will give heed to the
blameless way. when will You come to me? i will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart. i will set no worthless thing before my eyes; i will hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not fasten its grip on me. a perverse heart shall depart from me; i will know no evil."
psalm 101:1-4 its really laid on my heart to make sure i walk in that integrity and keep my ways blameless before God; and hate the way of those who are falling away. i think we just do not realize how detremental disobedience to God is for our life. in order to reach others and fulfill the great commission we must make sure we're keeping out ways blameless and our lives consistant with God's Words.
i just wanted to share that its so important. i hope they help everyone who is reading this to grow :)

its really hot outside today. i hope we get our pool liner so we can go swimming here soon. that would be amazing! oh! I think I should fix my guitar strings to actually start playing again. i love worship music.. plus mari has been making me a little jealous when I call and shes playing some of our favorite songs *ehem* and i can't tryt and play with her lol
well i'm off to never neverland! (haha I don't know why I say that) ill let you know if I run into peter pan!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Ooo. I know :)

Hello hello.
What is there new to say? Absolutely nothing. But why not post about nothing, isn't that what people do with blogs these days? :) lol. 13 days until Colorado/Nebraska. I cannot wait! It'll be so much fun. My friends that live in TN will be arriving next week; i'm pretty excited. It is her baby shower. yay! I love babies. I cannot wait to be married and have some of my own ;)
Which brings me to a thought I could write about. I've been kind of a bit distraught over what in the world God wants me to do these days. What will I do when I'm done with this education. I can't help but wonder. I was almost a bit discouraged wondering if I'll be able to help little children overseas learn important things, or what I will be doing. The next day, I was listening to this guy on the Christian radio who had called in, pouring his heart out about how he surrendered his whole life and is begging God to use him in a profound way but it never seems to happen for him. He didn't want his 9-5 job, he wanted to go some place, do something crazy cool with his life for Christ. He said he didn't "get God". I'm sitting there the whole time thinking, "Buddy, are you walking around blinded? Do you not get that God has you at that 9-5 for a reason, and is using you daily!". I suddenly felt VERY foolish. Do I not understand that this is where God wants me momentarily, serving Him from where I am at currently. I have this big picture in my head of just helping little children in a far away place know Jesus, and forget that it doesn't always have to be far away. God chooses some people to go to those far away places, and some to stay near home. It was definitely God using that man's call into the radio station to help me realized I am being used, just not in the way I have pictured in my head right now. Maybe someday, Lord willing, I will be allowed to go overseas and help...but for now, I'm trying to follow Paul's example of being content in where God has me (Philippians 4).
May the God who has saved my very soul, bring you close to His heart.
Love always...k.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rainbows :)

"As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking." Ezekiel 1:28 :-)

Skarfs are fun.

Skarfs are fun.

Ya' wanna know?

Australia, United Kingdom
I once was a lady, who lived in a shoe..had so many children, I didn't know what to do. uh..yeah.